Ebook sales have long surpased those of print version. For your ebook to stand out, you must lay it out provide the reader with pleasant reading experience. In this course we take a project-oriented approach to empower you to take part of this digital revolution with full confidence.
This course is about converting your source document into an ebook. Participants will be able to make an awesome ebook. The ebook should pass test for compliance to all ebook standards. Participants will create epub ebooks that are accepted by all major ebook vendors such as Amazon Kindle, Apple iBook, Barnes & Noble.
The course is structured in a way participant will use a provided document as source document for which to make an ebook. Participants can also use their own documents.
Lecture notes, presentations and videos are included. The course is expected anything from a day to a week, depending on number of hours the participant puts into the course.
After a brief introduction of the course instructor, short notes are provided about ebooks. The bread and butter of the course is a practicum of make an ebook from a source document.
This course is targeted to anyone who wants to participate in the digital economy by creating their own ebooks. Very basic knowledge of computers is assumed for this course.
Target audience may find this course if they search for the following keywords: ebook, e-book, kindle, amazon, ibook, smashwords, epub, mobi, calibre, sigil, kindle previewer, and adobe digital editions.
The course facilitator introduces himself and welcomes you to the course.
A quick overview about this course.
Quiz about what an ebook is made of.
After this lecture, students will be able to prepare a source document.
You can get the book 'How to Speak and Write Correctly' from this URL: http://www.authorama.com/book/how-to-speak-and-write-correctly.html as shown in the presentation.
Or you can use the attached word document in the resources of this lecture.
This lecture is the heart of this course. Here is where we make the ebook. Let the fun begin!
Add some finishing touches to the ebook. You can add a cover (sample of which is available in this lecture). You can also add semantics by using Sigil software you downloaded earlier.
Did you make an ebook?
This video is added for technical reasons. You can ignore it.
Dr. Mgendi has a long experience in writing and publishing ebooks, and have self-published ebooks through Amazon, some of which can be seen at his Amazon Author Profile (ASIN of B002KGRRK8/).
Moreover, Dr. Mgendi has over the years created ebooks for hundreds of satisfied customers at Fiverr website platform, where he achieved level II seller status. The methodology of creating ebooks presented in this course is a result of years of practice in a competetive market.